A group in Memphis, Tenn., led by the Rev. Andre Johnson, has been gathering for a year to...

Vineyarders rally for death row inmate Pervis Payne – Martha’s Vineyard Times

A group in Memphis, Tenn., led by the Rev. Andre Johnson, has been gathering for a year to push support for the freedom of Pervis Payne, a man on death row in the state. Sept. 8 was the one-year mark of the group’s activities, leading to a rally in Memphis to push the case forward.  Payne was convicted in 1988 for the 1987 murder of a mother and her baby daughter, Charisse and Lacie Christopher, in Millington, Tenn. For 34 years, Payne and his family have maintained that he is innocent. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit that works to exonerate …

 

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